Starter home with sense of space

Car­rigt­wohill house at­tract­ing the first-time buy­ers, writes Tr­ish Dromey

Irish Examiner - Property & Interiors - - Starter Homes -

One of the first view­ers who looked at 65 Rock­lands in Car­rigt­wohill put in an im­me­di­ate bid of €260,000, €10,000 above the ask­ing price. Gar­ryo’don­nellofer­ad­owneym­c­carthysays there has been a lot of first time buyer in­ter­est in the fourbed prop­erty which he de­scribes as well main­tained, re­cently re­fur­bished and spa­cious. “View­ers have come from Mi­dle­ton and from Cork city — peo­ple are trav­el­ling to get bet­ter value,’’ he adds.

Built in 1998, the prop­erty has 1,400 sq ft of liv­ing space which in­cludes a front liv­ing room with tim­ber floor­ing and a fire­place as well as a tiled kitchen din­ing room with cream units.

There’s also a tim­ber-floored fam­ily room, a util­ity room, a guest WC and a room in the sin­gle storey sec­tion at the side which could be a fourth bed­room or a play­room.

Up­stairs there ‘s a bath­room and three bed­rooms – two sin­gles and a dou­ble.

Pro­vid­ing a cob­ble­lock drive­way at the front with space for one car, the prop­erty has a lawned gar­den with a shed and a pa­tio at the rear.

Mr O’don­nell says Rock­lands is a pop­u­lar de­vel­op­ment sit­u­ated within a five-minute walk from Car­rigt­wohill vil­lage and a ten-minute one from the rail­way sta­tion as well as a 15-minute drive from Cork city.

The most re­cent sale recorded in Rock­lands by the Prop­erty Price reg­is­ter in­volves a sim­i­lar prop­erty at No 40. This sold for €270,000 on May 5 just days be­fore No 65 came on the mar­ket.

Ver­dict: Would make a spa­cious starter home

Car­rigt­wohill, Co Cork Price: €250,000 Size: 130 sq m (1,400 sg ft Bed­rooms 3/4 Bath­rooms: 2 BER: C3

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